Senate unanimously confirms Obama judicial nominee

Both of Droney's home state senators, Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D) took to the floor after a quiet day of debate over the pending Defense Authorization bill offered a ringing endorsement for the confirmation, which is expected to easily clear the upper chamber.

Droney is currently serving as a United States District Judge for Connecticut and was confirmed to that position by the Senate on September 11, 1997.